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Swim Cloud Distribution Service (SCDS)

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) System Wide Information Management (SWIM) program office provides the network-centric infrastructure that enables FAA programs to share information with aviation stakeholders. SWIM offers improved interoperability using industry-supported standards, proven infrastructure technologies, and FAA data sharing governance as information services. The FAA uses the SWIM Cloud Distribution System (SCDS) to share information with aviation stakeholders outside of the FAA for non-operational use such as to academia for research, to aviation entities for business analysis purposes, and to the public.

In accordance with E-Government Act of 2002, the FAA developed this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) because the SCDS collects Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from members of the public including first and last names, company names, phone number, and email addresses when an SCDS account profile is created. SCDS also collects this information from FAA employees and contractors for account profiles.

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Last updated: Wednesday, March 27, 2024